As part Trans Mountains ongoing commitment to safety and emergency preparedness, an emergency response exercise will be conducted on September 1 – 2, 2020, on the North Thompson River in Clearwater, BC.
About 25 people are anticipated to be on site to participate in or observe the exercise, including Trans Mountain employees and contractors.
During this time frame, the public may notice increased activity and the presence of equipment at John McMahon Riverside Park. The public may experience a short delay in gaining access to the Ferry Road boat launch, while participants are launching or retrieving boats.
All activities will be conducted during regular business hours. No oil or simulated product will be released during the exercise.
Trans Mountain is required by regulators to have an Emergency Management Program (EMP) that anticipates, prevents, manages and mitigates conditions during the unlikely event of an emergency. Regular training and exercises are integral to our EMP to ensure a quick and efficient response.
All exercise activities will be conducted under appropriate Covid19 safety protocols. Flaggers will be on sire to help mitigate any impacts and to ensure safety. Due to COVID-19 protocols, bystanders cannot be accommodated.
Your patience is greatly appreciated as this exercise is conducted in a safe and timely manner.